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Dinosaur Systematics : Approaches and Perspectives

Dinosaur Systematics : Approaches and Perspectives

Author: Kenneth Carpenter; Philip J Currie
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
In recent years dinosaurs have captured the attention of the public at an unprecedented scale. At the heart of this resurgence in popular interest is an increased level of research activity, much of which is innovative in the field of palaeontology. For instance, whereas earlier palaeontological studies emphasized basic morphologic description and taxonomic classification, modern studies attempt to examine the role  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Carpenter; Philip J Currie
ISBN: 9780511608377 0511608373 9780521366724 0521366720
OCLC Number: 776965007
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 22 Dec 2011).
Description: 1 online resource (356 pages)
Contents: List of contributors; Foreword: Charles Mortran Sternberg and the Alberta Dinosaurs L. S. Russell; Preface; 1. Introduction: On systematics and morphological variation K. Carpenter and P. J. Currie; Part I. Methods: Clades and grades in ornithischian systematics P. A. Sereno; 2. Shape analysis in the study of dinosaur morphology R. E. Chapman; Part II. Sauropodomorpha: Morphometric study of Plateosaurus from Trossingen D. B. Weishampel and R. E. Chapman; 3. Species determination in Sauropod Dinosaurs with tentative suggestions for their classification J. S. McIntosh; Part III. Theropods: Variation in theory and in theropods R. E. Molnar; Variation in Coelophysis bauri E. H. Colbert; 4. Morphological variation in small theropods and its meaning in systematics: evidence from Syntarsus rhodesiensis of the Early Jurassic M. A. Raath; 5. Therapod teeth from the Judith River Formation of southern Alberta, Canada P. J. Currie, J. K. Rigby and R. E. Sloan; 6. The systematic position of Baryonyx walkeri A. J. Charig and A. C. Milner; 7. Variation in Tyrannosaurus Rex K. Carpenter; Part IV. Footprints: A name for the trace of an act: approaches to the nomenclature and classification of fossil vertebrate footprints W. A. S. Sarjeant; Part V. Summary and Prospectus: P. J. Currie and K. Carpenter.
Responsibility: edited by Kenneth Carpenter, Philip J. Currie.


Dinosaur Systematics presents a current overview of dinosaur systematics using various examples to explore what is a species in a dinosaur, what separates genders in dinosaurs, what morphological  Read more...


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